Month: January 2016

Jakarta to provide accessible facilities for people with vision disabilities

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: Jakarta Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat said that the city administration would provide facilities for people with vision disabilities in the city. “People with vision disabilities must receive special facilities, be it in the health sector and the education sector,” he said in Jakarta on Sunday (31/1) during the 50th anniversary of the… Continue Reading »

W3C Invites Implementations of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0

The Timed Text Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles of TTML1: a text-only profile and an image-only profile. These profiles are intended to be used across subtitle and caption delivery applications worldwide, thereby simplifying interoperability, consistent rendering… Continue Reading »

UCT Students with Disabilities Demand Access

Students with disabilities gathered at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to speak about the difficulties of operating in an environment built primarily for abled students. About 50 people attended the event. The leadership of students with disabilities handed over a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor Max Price. The event was hosted by UCT for Disability Justice,… Continue Reading »

12th Annual American Indian Disability Summit

A summit in Arizona in March promises to deliver an educational and memorable experience that will inspire and celebrate the power and spirit of resilience among American Indians with disabilities. The American Indian Disability Summit is held annually in Phoenix, Arizona. Now in its 12th year, the 2016 summit will take place March 17, at… Continue Reading »

Grant Enables Study of Wearable Robots to Improve Mobility

WEST ORANGE, NJ: A joint team from Kessler Foundation and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is developing new applications for wearable robotic exoskeleton devices with a $5 million federal grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. Researchers from the two institutions are working together on the next generation… Continue Reading »

NEIT to Offer Bachelor Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences

EAST GREENWICH, RI: Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Sciences (BS to RS). This innovative inter-professional program offers students the opportunity to support individuals with disabilities to regain functional independence… Continue Reading »

Persons with disabilities demand own ministry in Zimbabwe

MARONDERA,ZIMBABWE: Persons with disabilities demanded a separate ministry that will cater for their own specific needs like in the case of the war veterans. Members of the Marondera Disabled Community made the demand during their recent meeting with provincial affairs minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri. One Ray Masenda said the ministry of public services, labour and social… Continue Reading »

Minister launches Job Portal for persons with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot launched an exclusive job portal for Persons with Disabilities here today. Persons with disabilities can avail the different facilities such as self employment loan, education loan, skill training, link to scholarships and information about jobs in a single window platform through this… Continue Reading »

Disability welfare to become 2016 election issue in Ghana

VOICE-Ghana, a disability interest think-tank based in Ho in the Volta Region, says it would make disability issues an important topic to be discussed in the 2016 elections. Mr Francis Asong, Director of VOICE-Ghana said the body wants to end the wishy-washy attitude of political parties to concerns of People with Disabilities, during campaigns and… Continue Reading »

Students designers make spaces, products more accessible

From a wheelchair accessible home bathroom to computer equipment that’s easier on arthritic hands, student innovators from across California designed products and spaces to better serve individuals of all abilities for the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition. Held annually in conjunction with the USC Davis School’s Morton Kesten Summit, the… Continue Reading »